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Galileo's New Images of Io Released.
February 27, 2001
scientists Find More Evidence of Life on Mars
A Doughnut with a star in the Middle
Galileo's New Images of Io Released
SCIENTISTS FIND MORE EVIDENCE OF LIFE ON MARS
Researchers have found magnetic material in a 4.5 billion year old meteorite (ALH84001) that they say could only have been produced by Martian bacteria. This new research provides additional weight to the theory that meteorite ALH84001 was once a rock containing Martian bacteria which was blasted off the surface of Mars by an asteroid or meteor, and then landed on Earth several thousand years ago. This new evidence has done little to silence the critics; however, who still believe the meteorite contained terrestrial bacteria.
Swinburne University - a short Internet course on "Searching for extrasolar planets and Extraterrestrial Life".
A DOUGHNUT WITH A star IN THE MIDDLE
Astronomers using the Keck telescope in Mauna Kea, Hawaii, have taken high resolution images of a doughnut-shaped cloud of dust surrounding a massive young star. The images of LkHa101, which is 522 light years away in the direction of Perseus, were taken using a new technology called an interferometer aperture mask which gives the Keck telescope resolution 4 times better than Hubble for small fields of view.
GALILEO'S NEW IMAGES OF Io RELEASED
New images taken by the Galileo spacecraft show just how volcanic and turbulent Jupiter's Moon Io really is. In fact, the world is under such gravitational pressure, scientists believe the entire surface of the Moon is lava in various stages of cooling. scientists are using these images and other Galileo data to get a better understanding of how the moon's mountains form - Io is also analagous to the Earth's early formative stages billions of years ago.
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